First Day Hikes
Friday, January 1; 8-10am
Did you know that NC State Parks will be celebrating their centennial in 2016? Get a healthy start to this festive year with a first-of-its kind 3-mile hike up the main road of Chimney Rock State Park. Participants in the hike can return to the Park for the day at no charge.

Cost: Included with Park admission


11th Annual Grady’s Groundhog Day
Tuesday, February 2; 10:30am-12pm

Last year, Grady the Groundhog saw his shadow, correctly predicting six more weeks of winter. Will he be right again this year? Join our furry animal educator on Groundhog’s Day to find out! Chimney Rock mayor Peter O’Leary will officiate, and we’ll have special activities for kids.
Cost: Included with Park admission



Valentine’s Day Special: Buy 1, Get 1 Free

Friday-Sunday, February 12-14

What better way to show your sweetheart some love than by bringing him or her to see beautiful, 75-mile views from the top of Chimney Rock? Coupon required; download from and present it (in print or on your mobile device) at the Ticket Plaza at time of purchase. Valid February 12-14, 2016. Please note that if we have inclement weather, the Park may be closed; be sure to check our website for weather alerts before your visit.